Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumpkin and Frankenstein Bandannas for your Dogs and Pets | Posh Pooch Designs


Pumpkin and Frankenstein Bandannas 
for ANY Size Dogs and Pets 
The Pattern is the same for either color.
You just change the details for the look you want!

I designed a fun Candy Corn Bandanna, 
Find this Free Crochet Pattern and Video  HERE
 I  received a few questions asking  if I had a pumpkin
 and Frankenstein one as well. I did not, 
So I designed some cute and easy ones.
This Pattern comes in 2 sizes, but is super easy to
 adjust to any size!

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK

Pumpkin and Frankenstein Bandannas for your Dogs
and Pets Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy
Materials:
Yarn Needle
Tape measure
Crochet Hook – H/ 5.0MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) – Red Heart Super Saver
             C1- Orange or Green C2- Green or Black
             Small amount of black for faces
Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Change to (Chgto)

Size:   XS – 8 -10 inch neck
             S – 11-12 inch
Notes:
Measure your dog’s neck with the tape measure.
Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as a dc.
Ch3 after the color change, when changing colors

Pattern:
R: 1 – With C1, Ch 4, 4 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
ch 3, turn (5dc)

R: 2 – 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (7dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 5 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (9dc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in the next 7 dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (11dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, 1 dc in each dc, 
2 dc in the last dc, Ch3, turn, (13dc)

R: 6 – Repeat R: 5 (15dc)

R: 7 – Repeat R: 5 (S- 17dc)

Skip To R: 10 For XS

R: 8 –  Repeat R: 5 (S- 19 dc)

R : 9 -  Repeat R : 5, Do not ch 3turn (S – 21dc)

R: 10 – Chgto C2 - Ch3, Repeat R: 5 ch1,
(XS – 15dc, S – 23dc) Do not Tie off.

Repeat R:10 10 to make the bandanna bigger.

R: 11 – Trim –  Evenly sc down the side of the bandanna, 
3 sc in the point, sc evenly up the other side of the bandanna. 
Do not tie off.

R: 12 - Ties - Ch - XS -20, S-25, sl st in each dc across top of bandanna,
Ch  - XS -19, S-24, ch 2, turn

If you want your ties longer, add more chs.

R: 13 – 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch and st across, tie off. 
Weave in your ends.
Eyes: Make 2 for each bandanna
With C1, ch 4, 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join to top of ch 3,
 tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn. Sew onto front of bandanna.

With Black yarn make a French not in the center of each eye and 
embroider on a smile.

For Frank - Add the Scar and Smile - Use black yarn and 
embroider on face.

For Pumpkin - Add the Stem and Curl

Ch 10, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc in the next 5 chs, 
1 sc in the last 3 chs, tie off. Sew onto front of pumpkin bandanna.

Use black yarn and embroider on smile and Nose.
I really love those cute buggy eyes on these. Makes them look so silly.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Live Video - "Is it a Blanket, An Afghan or a Throw?" | Posh Pooch Designs

Live With Sara 
of

Today's Topic is the Question,
"What is the difference between 
A Blanket, An Afghan or A Throw?"

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK


I  thought a Blanket was a large Afghan, 
and a Throw was a small Blanket!

I was wrong and right!

A Blanket - Is any large fabric that is used to keep you warm. I can be Wool, Flannel or any warm fabric.

An Afghan - Is usually a crocheted or knitted Blanket.
It is usually just as big as a blanket, but can be any size.

A Throw - I usually a smaller Blanket or Afghan, it can be made of fabric, or it can be crochet or knit. It is called a Throw because it is usually tossed across a bed or chair.

So the "Large and the Small" of it is, that they are really interchangeable terms. Call it what ever you want.
Just make sure it is crocheted! 

Joke - What did the Mommy Ghost Crochet
 For her baby?

BOOOOOOties!

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What's New This Week at Posh Pooch Designs


 Easy Candy Corn Hat 
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Bobbles and Crosses Scarf
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Warm Shells Throw Free Crochet pattern
 And Video - LINK
See You next Tuesday!
Next Week's Topic is 
"Why does my beginning chain curl?"

Monday, October 16, 2017

Warm Shells Throw Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


I Love My New Shell Stitch Throw Blanket.
It is the perfect size to toss across my lap
 or Shoulders.
It is the perfect weight for a cool morning or evening, 
when there is a bit of chill in the air.
I tossed it into the wash and now I am drying it
 by hanging it over the gate. It washed up beautifully.
It is super easy to adjust the size if  you want a larger 
or smaller blanket. I am so in love with the Long Striping yarns!
And just love how they stitch up on a blanket or throw.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
At This LINK


Warm Shells Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials
Crochet Hook - J / 6.0MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) 15 oz. I Used Bernat Pop / Gold Rush River
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)

Special Stitch - Shell Stitch (sh st) - 2dc, ch1, 2 dc in the same st.

Size: 30 X 44 inches
Pattern is a repeat of 9 (+ 2)

Notes: 
Ch 3 Counts as dc

R: 1 – Ch 121, 1st 3 chs count as a dc, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
 sk the next 2 chs,
*Sh st in the next ch, sk the next 2 chs, 1 dc in the next 2 chs, 
sk the next 2chs, 1 dc in the next 2 chs,*
Repeat From * to * across Row, turn ch3
(13 sh sts, 14 sets of 2 dc)

R: 2 - Ch 3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next dc,
*sh st in the ch 1 sp of the next sh st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc*
Repeat from * to *across row, Turn, Ch3
(13 sh sts, 14 sets of 2 dc)
R: 3 – R: 42  - Repeat R: 3, tie off and weave in your ends.
Continue to repeat R: 3 for as long as you want the Throw.
I think this throw would make a Great gift for a Graduation, 
Birthday or Christmas present.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bobbles and Crosses Scarf Crochet | Posh Pooch Designs

Bobbles and Crosses Scarf Crochet Pattern 
This is a fun and easy scarf and a great way to practice your Bobble and Cross stitches.
You can make this scarf with just 1 Cake of Caron 
Cake yarns which is about 7.1 oz.
The Caron cake Yarns are 80% Acrylic, 20 % wool.
The Color I used is Macaron.
Although I used a Caron Cake For this Project,
 you can use any Worsted Weight (4) yarn that 
you would like.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel At This LINK


Bobbles and Crosses Scarf Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook –I/ 5.50MM
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 7 oz
            I used Caron Cake Yarn (80% Acrylic, 20 % wool) Macaron
Yarn Needle

Size: 9 X 118 inches

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Special Stitch: Bobble Stitch (bst)
Yo, insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1st 2 loops, 2 loops left on hook,
Yo, inset hook, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1st 2 loops, 3 loops left on hook,
Yo, inset hook, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1st 2 loops, 4 loops left on hook,
Yo, pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a st.
Ch3 Counts as a dc.

R: 1 – Ch28, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 sc in each ch across, turn, ch1 (27 sc)

R: 2 – 1 sc in each sc, turn, ch1 (27 sc)

R: 3 – 1 dc in the next 2 sc, *bst in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sc*
Repeat From * to 8 5 more times, Turn, ch1. 
(6 Bst, 21dc = 27sts)

R: 4- 1 sc in each st, turn, ch3 (27sc)

R: 5 – 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 
*sk next dc, dc in the next sc, cross back and dc in the sk st*
Repeat From * to * across* 1 dc in the last 2 sc, turn 
(3dc,   11 crosses, 2 dc = 27 sts)

Continue to Repeat R: 2 – R: 5 -  till you have used up most of the Cake yarn,
 or the scarf is as long as you would like it.
Finish scarf with 1 row of sc sts.


This is a fun scarf to make, and I love the texture of the Bobble and Cross Stitches!
Remember you can use any Worsted weight (4) yarn for this scarf, so the color possibilities are endless!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Candy Corn Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs



Candy Corn Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

 The Perfect Hat for when you don't want to wear a costume, but still want to be a part of the Halloween fun!
This is a Super easy pattern, stitched mostly in double crochet and stitches up really fast for those last minute parties.

See the Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Candy Corn Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites



Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – I / 5.50MM
Yarn- Worsted weight (4) about 3.5 oz.
            Red Heart Super Saver- Yellow – C1, Orange – C2, White– C3
Yarn Needle
A Couple of Fun buttons

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Change (chg)

Size: Youth to Adult – 20-22  inches
To make it smaller just go down a hook size or 2.

Notes:
Ch 3 at beginning of Rounds counts as 1st Double Crochet.
When Changing colors, ch3 after the color change.
Rounds are joined with a slip Stitch.

R: 1 –With C3, ch 4, 7 dc in the 4th ch from the hook,
Join in a circle, ch 3. (8dc)

R: 2 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc,
1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the last dc, join, ch 3. (10 dc)

R: 3 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
2 dc in each st around, join, ch 3 (20dc)

R: 4 - Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st* Repeat From * to * around,
 Join,  (30dc)

R: 5 –  1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, Join, ch 3 (40dc)

R: 6 - Chgto C2, Ch3, Ch3 counts as 1st dc,
1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (50dc)

R: 7 – Ch3 counts as 1st dc, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around,
 Join, ch 3 (60dc)

R: 8 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (60dc)

R: 9 – Repeat R: 8

R: 10 –  Repeat R: 8

R: 11 – Chg to C1, Repeat R: 8

R: 12 – Repeat R: 8

R: 13 – *1 dc in the 1st st, 1 fpdc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 3 (60 sts)

R : 14  - Repeat R: 13, tie off and weave in your ends.
Tip: Mix Candy Corn and Roasted Peanuts
 for a Wonderful treat!
YUM!



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Live Video - What Are The Best Yarns For Making Chemo Hats? | Posh Pooch Designs

"Live With Sara" of
Today's Topic
What Are The Best Yarns For Making Chemo Hats?

This is a very good Question.
I have made many Chemo hats and beanies,
 for my mom and for other's. The main thing when making these hats,  is that the yarn needs to be soft.
They will need Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Chemo hats.
My mom's head would get cold, even in the summer
 in the air conditioning.

Another thing to remember is when People are
 going through Chemo treatments, their hair falls out
 rather quickly and can leave their heads a little sensitive.

See The  Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
The Yarns I recommend are:
Caron simply Soft
Red Heart Soft
Red Heart Soft Essentials
Hobby Lobby Soft Secret
Lion Brand Homespun
I Love This Cotton / Hobby Lobby
Bernat Cotton
Ice Creme Baby Lion Brand
There are many more acceptable Yarns,
 these are just my favorites for Chemo hats.
And No! It does not have to be pink.

Don't use yarns that are bumpy, rough or
 have metallic or satin thread running through them.
or have loose threads or hairs.
These can be scratchy or uncomfortable on
 hairless heads.

How to test a yarn if it will work for a
 Chemo Hat or beanie
Rub the yarn against your upper arm.
not your cheek...you maybe wearing make up.
If it isn't soft on your arm, it will not be soft 
on their head.
So Now that I know what yarn to use, 
What Pattern do I use?
You can actually use just about any crochet or knit
pattern you would like. There is no set hat pattern that 
has to be used. Just make sure to match your 
yarn weight with the pattern.
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What's New This Week  AT Posh Pooch Designs
Chunky Granny Square Christmas Tree
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Pink Ribbon Tote Bag
 Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

Smiling Candy Corn Bandana
Free Crochet Pattern and Video - LINK

See you next week When we tackle the topic,
"Is it a Blanket, a Throw or an Afghan"? 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Chunky Granny Square Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs


























My Mother in Law had one of these trees hanging in her
 home every year at Christmas. She would hang it up in the hallway, then string a piece of the yarn down the hall, on both 
sides. She would hang all the Christmas cards they would receive on that yarn string. It looked wonderful. 

I would look at it year after year and say to myself,
 "I am going to make one of these on day". Her tree was made
 out of Rug yarn that was chunky, I wanted to keep the 
chunky look of the rug yarn, but I also wanted some Sparkle.
 I chose to make mine out of I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Sparkle using 2 strands.
I am so pleased with my Granny Square Tree and
 it brings back sweet memories of Christmas at my
 Mother in Law's home.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK
Chunky Granny Square Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach
Add This Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook - K/ 6.50MM 
Yarn- Worsted Weight (4) 2 strands, I used I Love This Yarn Sparkle and solid.
           C1- Green – 3.5 oz. C2- White 2 oz. C3 – Red 2 oz.
           C4 – Yellow 1 oz. C5 – Brown
Yarn Needle
Optional – Tiny decorations

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Space (sp)
Change to (chgto)

Size: 16 inches long

Notes:
Project worked using 2 strands of yarn.
Ch1 does not count as a st.
Ch3 Does Count as a st.
Rounds are joined with a slst.

R: 1 – The Granny Squares
You will make 3 – 1 with 3 rounds, 1 with 4 rounds, 1 with 5 rounds

Ch 5, join in a circle, in the circle, ch3, 2 dc, ch2,
*3dc, ch2* Repeat From * to * 2 more times,
Join to top of ch 3, slst to 1st ch2 sp. (12dc, 4 ch2 sps)

R: 2 – ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch2 in the 1st ch2 sp,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch 2 sp*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3, slst to 1st ch2 sp.
(4 corners)

R: 3 - ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch2 in the 1st ch2 sp, 3dc,
ch2 in the next ch2 sp,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch 2 sp,
3dc, ch2 in the next ch2 sp,*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3, slst to 1st ch2 sp.
(4 corners, 4 sides)

Tie off C1, For 1st square, skip to trim.

R: 4 -  Ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch2 in the 1st ch2 sp,
3dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch2 sp,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch 2 sp,
3dc, ch2 in the next 2 ch2 sp,*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3, slst to 1st ch2 sp.
(4 corners, 4 sides)

Tie off C1, For 12nd square, skip to trim.

R: 5 - Ch3, 2 dc, ch2, 3 dc, ch2 in the 1st ch2 sp,
3dc, ch2 in the next 3 ch2 sp,
*3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 in the next ch 2 sp,
3dc, ch2 in the next 3 ch2 sp,*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to top of ch3, slst to 1st ch2 sp.
(4 corners, 4 sides)

Tie off C1, For 3rd square, skip to trim.

If you want more than 3 Squares for your tree, continue to make more squares,
adding a round for each size.

Trim: For all 3 Squares
Chgto C2 – Sc, ch1, sc in the 1st corner,
1 sc in the each 3 dc, 1 sc in each of the ch2 sps Across,
*sc, ch1, sc in the next corner, 1 sc in each dc and in each ch2 so across*
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, join to 1st sc, tie off. Weave in your ends.

Tree Trunk:
T: 1 -With C5- ch6, turn, 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 
and in the next 4 chs, turn ch1 (5sc)

T: 2 – Blo, 1 sc in each sc, turn ch1 (5sc)

T: 3- T: 5 – Repeat T: 2, tie off weave in ends leaving a 12 inch tail
 of yarn for sewing onto tree.


Star:
S: 1 – With C4, ch3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to 1st sc, ch4

S: 2 – Slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch,
 join to the next sc,
*ch4, Slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, hdc in the next ch,
 join to the next sc*
Repeat From * to * 3 more times, join to 1st sc, leaving a 12 in tail of yarn
 for sewing onto Tree.


Ribbons: Make 3
With C3, Ch 35, tie off and knot each end.

How To Assemble The Tree:
Fold Up the bottom of the Square, and use the ribbon to hold in place by bringing
it through the back to the front and make a bow.
 Use a piece of yarn that matches the trim, and sew the back a long the trim to hold in place.

You can also add a few stitches to the bottom of each square to tack in place if needed.

Sew on star and trunk with the needle and tail of yarn.
Also attache a loop to the back for hanging.